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A return to glory

After several false starts, the Bulls are back on the title track

Updated: April 15, 2011, 8:11 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The bridge to the Chicago Bulls' past glory is long and rickety, sagging under the weight of failed expectations, weakened by 13 years of stops and starts.

The foundation was laid with Elton Brand in the 1999-2000 season, the first brick in a promised rebirth. And the Baby Bulls with Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler were going to seal the deal. The following season came Jay Williams from Duke and, by gosh, he was really going to do it. And when that dream went unrealized, Ben Gordon ...

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